Fun Summer Holidays to Celebrate

By Holly O’Blenis, Contributing Writer June 21, 2023

When thinking of summer holidays, the Fourth of July is what typically comes to mind. Family time, cookouts, sparklers, fireworks, campfires and s’mores - it’s such a fun holiday! While this may be one of the only official holidays of the summer, there are so many more fun kid-friendly “national holidays” to celebrate too. Check them out below and make more fun memories this summer by celebrating the little things.

July 1 - Joke Day

Look up some jokes, buy a new joke book, watch a funny movie, or make up your own jokes.

July 7 - Chocolate Day

Make a chocolate treat like brownies or fudge, or get molds and chocolate wafers and make your own chocolate.

July 10 - Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Gather your favorite furry friends and have a picnic outside.

July 17 - Ice Cream Day

Make ice cream sundaes or go out for ice cream.

July 20 - Moon Day

Take some time to learn about outer space, read a book about space, use a telescope to check out the moon at night.

July 24 - Cousins Day

Spend some special time with your cousins, send them a homemade card, or text or FaceTime them.

July 28 - Waterpark Day

Visit a nearby water park or splash park.

Aug 4 - Chocolate Chip Cookie

Have fun baking cookies, deliver some to family or friends as a random act of kindness.

Aug 6 - Sisters Day

Give your sister some extra love and spend the day doing all the things you love to do together.

Aug 8 - Bowling Day

Kids Bowl Free at Wamesit Lanes this summer if you sign up at

Aug 9 - Book Lovers Day

Visit a local bookstore or library, revisit your favorite books, lend a book to a friend or donate books you book longer need to the library.

Aug 10 - S’mores Day

Have a fire and try some different s’mores combinations (Reese’s or Nutella instead of regular chocolate is delicious!)

Aug 15 - Relaxation Day

Have an at home spa day, skip the chores, relax as a family.

Aug 26 - Dog Day

Spend the day with your dog, visit a dog park or take them on a long walk, get them a special treat or toy. No dog? Volunteer at a local animal shelter and walk a dog, or read a book with a dog main character (my family’s favorite is Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey).

Aug 31 - Eat Outside Day

Grill, picnic, or dine outside at a restaurant.

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